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To Derek
Posted by Rita
Last Reply March 8, 2007 at 01:01
Started March 6, 2007 at 08:33
Finally after 2 years the HCC have upheld our complaint against Basildon Hospital but unfortunately we feel completely let down. Yes, it is a good result after all our hard work but we still do not have any answers as to why things happened or did not happen as the case maybe. Three weeks after my husband died we were told he died of cardiac arrest brought on by an infection contracted on the ward. We know he had MRSA in bed sores - he did not have bed sores when he went in - but we are now being told that he was only colonised it was not in his bloodstream as far as his records show??? The death certificate states non-hodgkins lymphoma and we were told by the same doctor that told us he died of infection that this was technically incorrect. Yes he was seriously ill because with a diagnosis of an agressive form of cancer he was left for nearly a month without any treatment for this. With the type he had I do not believe that he would have made the 2 year survival rate let alone... read more

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Your ideas for MRSA publicity and action.
Posted by MattS
Last Reply March 5, 2007 at 19:43
Started February 2, 2007 at 08:13
To: All Around The World

I would like to know about your ideas for how to give governments, pharmaceutical companies, and medical associations no other option but to actually see MRSA, and what will inevitably happen to their own children and grand-children if they do nothing. Not ideas on how to punish (that's the easy part) but, how to put a camera in someones face, and ask the really hard questions nobody wants to take the blame for answering accurately. How do we embarrass, harrass, bother, or otherwise act unpleasently to publically get the message across that MRSA is here, now and that positive action on their part is a requirement, not an option. I will interested to see what everyone comes up with!!

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mrsa
Posted by john.j
Last Reply March 5, 2007
Started February 14, 2007 at 22:51
I reason to suspect that mrsa results are in one way or another being minipulate,taken a swob when the area is dry and after it has been washed in antibacterial wash. This will result in the swob report being negative.The patient is then told that they no longer have mrsa.How does one get too the truth?Obviously they know what they are doing or have been told by some one in authority when to take the swob knowing full well what the results will be.

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MRSA out of th Body
Posted by John Dalziel
Last Reply March 4, 2007 at 18:11
Started February 17, 2007 at 10:04
I work for The NHS Wheelchair service and we are told by the infection control people that MRSA can only survive out in the air for 24 to 48 hours is this true or can we pick it up off the chairs after this period. the chairs arrive to us via various trans port companies and I am concerned for their drivers wellbeing

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M R S A
Posted by R G Lock cllr
Last Reply March 4, 2007 at 18:01
Started February 25, 2007 at 16:59
I think it is time people stood up and demand that our
hospitals revert back to ward sisters, the reason for this
comment is thus; WARDS were kept clean and inspected every
day under the watchful eye of the Sister.Outside cleaners are only interested in money / time. that is a sorry fact of the matter For goodness sake wake up and smell the coffee

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C-diff Petition for government
Posted by Nicola P
Last Reply March 4, 2007 at 17:29
Started January 19, 2007 at 09:18
I have tragically lost someone to C-diff and through my research on the net I came across this:

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION ASAP:

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/c-diff/


Submitted by Stuart Maskery of Clostridium Difficile Support UK Deadline to sign up by: 15 February 2007 Signatures:648

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C diff - infection control
Posted by Caron
Last Reply March 1, 2007 at 22:41
Started March 1, 2007 at 10:42
My Mother-in-Law died 2 days ago with C diff in her residential home. What adice is issued to the funeral directors who are handling her body...none! I am so concerned about the general advice that should be given to patients, visitors, carers, it just is not happening! We are all being kept in ignorance by those who should be giving advice. I feel that most carers seem to be lacking in knowledge and that I have had to warn the carers and visitors to take more appropriate care as very little guidance has been given.

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Update on medico-legal nonsense
Posted by jennyr
Last Reply March 1, 2007 at 22:16
Started January 28, 2007 at 21:40
Just thought I would provide an update on a medico-legal farce that we have unwittingly found ourselves at the centre of. As already posted, our daughter, then aged 8, suffered crippling complications and chronic pain following an improperly treated joint infection. The complications were due to a combination of medical errors which are probably common in cases of MRSA and other chronic infections - failure to promptly diagnose, failure to carry out appropriate tests, failure to coordinate between medics etc. Probably a very familiar scenario in many cases of medical negligence. One of our parents is a doctor (one of the unusual ones who is capable of independent thought).
Anyway, as the hospital involved admitted to at least one error and offered to pay expenses, we felt it would help in assessing damages to consult a legal firm thinking they would help put in a reasonable claim on behalf of our daughter who had undergone lots of operations and physio and was hobbling about on c... read more

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MRSA in the cell block environmemt
Posted by John Wilkes
Last Reply March 1, 2007 at 22:13
Started February 26, 2007 at 13:21
I am a Custody Sergeant working in a city based cell block where the majority of our prisoners are class A drug abusers.
We have just had a prisoner in a cell overnight to go to court and were advised that he had MRSA, the prisoner in question had a number of open wounds/sores about his body.

Can any Health Proffesionals advice on protocols for dealing with this sort of prisoner. The sort of regular contact we would have would include fingerprinting, taking DNA mouth swabs and routine supervision of general welfare (feeding etc). Due to the nature of the people we deal with occasional physical violence is also a possibility.

Can advice also be given on cell cleaning (the next person in the cell will more than likely also be a class a drug addict with associated health issues) and staff welfare. issues.

Thankyou
John Wilkes


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Manuka Honey
Posted by Rachel J
Last Reply February 28, 2007 at 22:59
Started December 6, 2006 at 20:15
Hi there ,
Can anyone tell me if they have ever treated or cured their MRSA infection with manuka honey ? i am suffering a MRSA infection in the form of boils at the minute and i'm willing to try anything . Do i use the honey on dressings or eat it ???? Sorry if this has been talked about on here before . Thanks.

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A Spoonful of Honey
Posted by Tina Rowley
Last Reply February 28, 2007 at 19:48
Started February 28, 2007 at 19:48
Honey could be the latest weapon in the battle against hospital superbugs: Daily Mail February 27 Science Correspondent Julie Wheldon.
It has long been used to dress wounds by the Aborigines, who trusted it's anti-bacterial powers.After watching them at work doctors have combined sterile honey from Autralian bees with seaweed to clean wounds infected after heart surgery.Medihoney is already being used on patients at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough (the hospital where my late twin brother caught MRSA and died in March 2004).
It is combined with a gum extracted from the seaweed which helps draw out and absorb harmful bacteria. The ingredients are then placed on dressings which are applied to the wound.
Previously honey has been combined with antibacterial compounds and used on patients with catheter infections in a kidney unit in Brisbane.
Doctors found that as well as fighting bacteria the mixture was not met with the resistance commonly seen when conventional... read more

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33 year old dead
Posted by Derek Butler
Last Reply February 27, 2007 at 23:04
Started February 27, 2007 at 23:04
Headlines Mansfield Today:

Horror crash biker contracted MRSA
A MOTORCYCLIST who was hurled from his bike after a horror smash on the A616 in Ollerton, ended up contracting MRSA in hospital and dying nearly three weeks later, an inquest was told on Friday.
Edward Montague (33), from Bolsover, was taken to King's Mill Hospital with 'limb threatening' injuries after the smash on 1st July, but lost his battle for life after a wound later became infected by the deadly hospital superbug.

He had been travelling towards Warsop on his high-powered Yamaha bike when he was in collision with a Rover 25 car, which was performing a U-turn in the middle of the road.

The car had been parked in a layby opposite the Green Hut Cafe, where the driver and her passengers had been having breakfast, and turned into the centre of the road when Mr Montague's bike collided with the side of the vehicle.

Nottinghamshire Assistant Coroner Martin Gotheridge said although Mr Montague may have been t... read more

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Swab results Staph Infection ?
Posted by Mags
Last Reply February 27, 2007 at 18:29
Started February 27, 2007 at 13:27
Hi
I have had my swab results today and the district nurse tells me there is a ''staph infection''in the open wound ( now there's a surprise)!!
when i asked her what is a staph infection she said any body can have it on there skin.
She said that there are antibiotics being sent to me from the pharmacy.
I have written an earlier post on the web site explaining the operation i had etc & the wound opening up and puss leakage & haveing to have district nurse every day since december in this time this would be the third swab other two came back clear ( strangly enough ) these anti'B's will be my third lot
My Q to the forum is this please and thanks in advance
Is this '' staph infection MRSA / or is there a possibility that it is ?
Still not feeling well after having op 2 months ago still having heart futterings etc.
Thank you

mags

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broomfield hospital, essex
Posted by nina
Last Reply February 25, 2007 at 22:29
Started February 25, 2007 at 22:29
hi my mum is due to go to the broomfield hospital for a breast operation due to recovering from breast cancer and i would like to know if there is any mrsa in the broomfield hospital.

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what do i do
Posted by sally
Last Reply February 25, 2007 at 22:09
Started February 25, 2007 at 22:09
hi,my name is sally and last year i went into hospital for bowl operation.was in the hospital for 2 weeks and was tested for mrsa about 12 times while i was there.every time the test came back that i didn,t have it.the morning before i came home a nurse came in and took another test for mrsa on me and another lady in the same room.the nurse did not wash her hands in between my test and the other ladys test she just did what she had to do and left.this same nurse was mad at me as we had argued about something else a few hours before this.i think she got my test and the other ladys test mixed up. after i was home about a week someone called me from the hospital and told me i was a carrier of mrsa.all i could say at the time was what the hell is it and when she told me all i could say was no,your joking right.i have 5 children and a grandson who was a few months old at the time.i didn,t know what to say so i just handed the phone to my husband and he asked a lot of questions.there was ... read more

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bacterial and virual infection
Posted by robert khoury
Last Reply February 25, 2007 at 19:52
Started February 25, 2007 at 19:52
My wife has had first a bacterial infection about 5-6 yrs ago and 3 months ago she has a virual infection. I had sexual relations with 2 women 5 months before my wife and I met and since then only with my wife. I understand that a virual infection can stay in the system for a long time. Is it possible that her bacterial infection (she said it stays in ones system for a short time) was really a virual infection. She is blaming me for having sexual relations since we've been married.

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Affects off mrsa on heart ?
Posted by mags
Last Reply February 25, 2007 at 11:22
Started February 24, 2007 at 18:38
Helo again
Iam considering going back to my doctors again ! iam begining to feel like a pest last time i Queeryd this with GP they took bloods to test heamaglobin etc which all came back normal !! she also used her stethascope to sound my heart or chest and said all was clear.
I mentioned in my earlier postings about heart fluttering / palpatetions and generally nachered to put it bluntly , yesterday was the first day that i felt i could breath properly and the fluttering heart ( only way to describe this ) had subsided a bit but is now back with a vengance.
My Q is....does MRSA have an affect on the heart and if so does this get better or do i need to see doc again , will i need more anti'B's
If it does have an effect on the heart does this do permanant damage ?
In saying MRSA iam not even sure if it is that , however was deff some infection in wound.
3rd swab takin yesterday from large open wound which is still being dressed every day by District nurse
Iam feeling dragged... read more

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MRSA
Posted by D REAL
Last Reply February 25, 2007 at 04:52
Started February 25, 2007 at 04:52
I GOT MRSA 2 WEEKS AGO FROM A SKIN BOIL,MY WIFE IS SCH. FOR C-SECTION IN 6DAYS.SHE HAS BEEN SWABBED AN TOLD SHE DOES NOT HAVE IT BUT IT WAS SUGGUESTED NOT TO HAVE ANY CONTACT. W ITH HER OR MY OTHER CHILDERN.THIS IS HAVING A STRAIN ON OUR RELATIONSHIP/ARE WE DOING THE RIGHT THING OR ARE WE OVERCONCERND?SHE HAS NOT BEEN IN OUR HOME IN 2WEEKS,CAN WE JUST BLEECH EVERYTHING AND GO ON WITH OUR LIVES? PLEASE HELP



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opinions
Posted by annon
Last Reply February 24, 2007 at 20:43
Started January 12, 2007
as a first time visiter to the sight i was amazed by how many people are affected by this bug,however it also seems that you are only allowed an opinion if certain other people share the same opinion.What happend to freedom of speech .

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mrsa
Posted by suzanne
Last Reply February 24, 2007 at 20:08
Started February 21, 2007 at 01:16
new info today. Anyone treated with rifampin?

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